Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Children should not have to face mental health problems alone

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

Why it's important

1 in 8

children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.

50%

of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.

Among teenagers, rates of depression and anxiety have increased by

70%

in the past 25 years.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

How we help

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Mental health support in schools

Our in-school mental health service supports the wellbeing of pupils, families and staff.

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Training and workshops for schools

We provide mental health training to support school leaders, teachers and other staff to develop mentally healthy schools.

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Counselling training and placements

Our school counselling training and placements equip counsellors with skills and experience to work with children and young people.

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Your support makes it possible

Thousands of vulnerable children and families depend on our work every single day. We simply cannot reach them without your help. There are so many ways to lend your support.

Your Support Charity Place2be
For every £1 invested

Place2Be’s counselling service in primary schools has the potential to return £6.20 to society by improving long-term outcomes for each child.

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How you can help

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Make a donation

Big or small, your donation will make a vital difference to children and young people across the UK.

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Take part in an event

Run, cycle, walk. Trek to great heights or tackle some muddy obstacles. Take a look at our fundraising events.

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Fundraise for us

Raise money to transform children and young people’s mental health. Browse ideas, tips and advice.

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Our impact

In the last school year

5,501

pupils were supported through one-to-one counselling

39,641

pupils booked their own appointments to speak to our mental health professional

After one-to-one counselling with Place2Be

68%

of pupils caused fewer problems for the teacher or class, according to teachers

80%

of pupils with severe difficulties showed an improvement in wellbeing, according to parents and carers

89%

of pupils with the highest level of need show an improvement in wellbeing according to children

Place2Be: mental health support in schools

Hear from children and teachers about the impact of Place2Be.

News & blogs

Dame Benita Refson DBE

Place2Be's President Speaks to The Pivotal Podcast

Dame Benny Refson DBE discusses children's mental health with podcast aimed at teachers and school staff.

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Get involved with Children's Mental Health Week!

Support to help us raise awareness of the importance of children and young people's mental health.

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No child left behind this Christmas

Place2Be and crisis text line Shout are leaving no child behind this Christmas period.

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